MICKEY AND SHARONA GONE WILD
'Not to mention Stevie,David, and Toni amongst others. Whatever you thinks of the Knack, they provide the a driving backup groove for these songs in the key of G. We wait for the appearance of Mickey Dolenz ,and once he does ,the girls go wild. He so fine! And He throws a mean party.'
Stuck In The Middle With Crow
These are two songs that always sounded similar to me, as
if the same band was accompanying the two different singers. ,even
though they were recorded almost 20 years apart. Why not just make it
one song? Plus, here's a YouTube video of it:
"Butterflies are Blue"
Two 'one hit wonders' that were some 31 years apart on the charts the first ,an easy listening hit from 1968, which I have wanted to put a modern rhythm track to for years, instead I mixed it to this 2001 white guy -rap which was the same feel and key, so not a lot a extra elbow grease .
Here's another one that's not a mash, but a new take for an arrangement on one of my favorite David Crosby moments — I still get a thrill at the tension he creates by pushing that dissonant chord so hard against the steady root note … genius! Here's a YouTube video of it:
I created this mash, as well as the "For What It's Worth" mash, in an effort to get it in the right hands for possible placement in the Ang Lee directed movie "Taking Woodstock" which is about the guys who organized the 1969 festival. Well, that didn't work out ...but I ended up with 2 cool period mashes that I'm pretty happy with. Key word here, if you haven't noticed is "Groovy"
'For What It's Worth, There's Something In the Air'
Another 1969 2 song combo with that movie in mind
"I Can't Go For The Way I'm Sexy"
It was harder mashing a title together for these songs than the music. Here we have KC, Hall, Oates and Rod. I heard a segue on the radio ,going from the KC song into the Hall and Oates, and realized it was the same key,tempo chords etc. I threw Rod in for good measure, and was hoping to add The Stones 'Miss You' but they were too unruly as well as in the wrong key and were ejected from this disco dance party.
"Medley Has Broken"
Hey kids, remember those mellow '70s? ��. Of course not,,you weren't alive then. But for those of us who were,here is a mellow rehash including, dare I say it, John Denver.Admit it, he seemed like a swell guy�. you just didn't want to go flying with him.
"Shittin' On the Dock of the Bay
This is what I believe was probably Otis Reading's original rendition,so i took the liberty of recreating it. Not really a mashup, and not really a true story. Play it for friends as part of a playlist and see if anyone notices.
"Beatles Christmas Supermash"
I had this idea a long time before technology made it possible. When the 'Love" album was released , it seemed the time was right to try my hand at what I had heard in my head all those years.. I've long collected various rare unreleased Beatle tracks that could only be found in the good old bootleg record shops in Greenwich Village..These unreleased versions along with my vocal canceling technique made this experiment possible. I threw in lots of familiar soundbites and mixed it all up with highlights from the Christmas fan club messages, and voila ... ! I think it came out pretty good.. maybe I got a bit carried away, as it logs in at almost 10 minutes .... don't forget Beatle-philes: Everywhere it's Christmas!
Plus, here's a YouTube video of it: